November 23, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI will visit a prison in Rome to speak with inmates. In fact, he's planning on having a question/answer portion with the prisoners.
On December 18th, for about an hour and a half the pope will visit the 'Rebibbia' prison. Before leaving, Benedict XVI will help plant a tree to mark the visit.
Back in 2007, the pope visited a juvenile prison in Rome.
In 1983, John Paul II also visited the Rebibbia prison to meet with Ali
Agca, the man who shot him on May 13, 1981 in St. Peter's Square.